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Tewksbury Earns Top Seed As MIAA Announces North and South Football Tourney Matchups

October 21, 2018 GMT

The MIAA on Sunday released the North and South sectional brackets for the state football tournament, which begins play on Friday.

There are eight divisions across the state with 8 teams from both the North and South qualifying for the field in each division.

Leading the way locally is Tewksbury, which earned the No. 1 seed in Division 3 North with a 6-1 record. The Redmen will host a familiar foe in MVC rival and eighth-seeded Billerica on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, in Division 1 North, Acton-Boxboro and Central Catholic are seeded third and fourth, respectively. In Division 2 North, Westford Academy is seeded eighth and will travel to unbeaten North Andover on Friday night.

Dracut is the No. 8 seed in Division 4 North and will face top-seeded host Marblehead on Friday night. Over in Division 6 North, Greater Lowell checks in as the No. 5 seed and will travel to Bishop Fenwick on Friday night.

Nashoba Tech is the No. seed in Division 7 North and will host O’Bryant on Friday night. Also in that bracket, eighth-seeded Lowell Catholic travels to Greater Lawrence on Saturday.

DIVISION 1 NORTH

1. Everett (7-0) 20.00; 2. St. Johns Prep (6-1) 19.91; 3. Acton-Boxboro (6-1) 19.86; 4.Central Catholic (5-2) 16.31; 5. Lexington (5-2) 15.37; 6. Methuen (5-2) 13.86; 7. Haverhill (4-3) 11.17; 8. Andover (2-5) 8.47.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Lexington at Central Catholic, 7

Methuen at Acton-Boxboro, 7

DIVISION 2 NORTH

1. North Andover (7-0) 19.57; 2. Lincoln-Sudbury (6-1) 18.77; 3. Reading (6-1) 18.20; 4. Woburn (3-4) 10.71; 5. Waltham (2-4) 8.83; 6. Peabody (3-4) 8.71; 7. Masconomet (3-4) 8.71; 8. Westford Academy (3-4) 8.57.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Westford Academy at North Andover, 7

DIVISION 3 NORTH

1. Tewksbury (6-1) 16.06; 2. Lynn English (6-1) 16.00; 3. Danvers (5-2) 14.57; 4. Winchester (4-3) 13.03; 5. Beverly (4-3) 12.43; 6. Belmont (3-4) 11.97; 7. Concord-Carlisle (4-2) 10.83; 8. Billerica (2-4) 10.57.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Concord-Carlisle at Lynn English, 7:15

Saturday

Billerica at Tewksbury, 1:30

DIVISION 4 NORTH

1. Marblehead (7-0) 20.57; 2. Gloucester (6-1) 16.86; 3. North Reading (5-2) 14.14; 4. Burlington (5-2) 13.29; 5. Wayland (5-2) 13.17; 6. Revere (4-3) 12.71; 7. Melrose (4-3) 12.57; 8. Dracut (3-3) 12.50.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Dracut at Marblehead, 7

Wayland at Burlington, 7

DIVISION 5 NORTH

1. Swampscott (6-1) 16.74; 2. Amesbury (6-1) 14.43; 3. Weston (4-1) 14.20; 4. Pentucket (3-4) 11.71; 5. Newburyport (4-3) 10.09; 6. Saugus (2-5) 9.49; 7. Bedford (1-6) 5.89; 8. Triton (0-7) 5.71.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Bedford at Amesbury, 7

DIVISION 6 NORTH

1. Stoneham (7-0) 20.29; 2. Hamilton-Wenham (5-2) 16.57; 3. Northeast Regional (16.29) 16.29; 4. Bishop Fenwick (6-1) 16.00; 5. Greater Lowell (6-1) 15.86; 6. Ipswich (6-1) 15.17; 7. Austin Prep (4-3) 12.57; 8. Essex Tech (4-3) 12.00.

Quarterfinals

Friday

Greater Lowell at Bishop Fenwick, 7

Saturday

Austin Prep at Hamilton-Wenham, 1:30

DIVISION 7 NORTH

1. Greater Lawrence (5-2) 17.46; 2. Nashoba Tech (4-3) 11.14; 3. Latin Academy (4-3) 11.11; 4. St.Mary’s (4-3) 10.71; 5. Georgetown (2-5) 8.66; 6. East Boston (2-5) 8.00; 7. O’Bryant (3-3) 8.00; 8. Lowell Catholic (2-5) 6.97.

Quarterfinals

Friday

O’Bryant at Nashoba Tech, 7

Saturday

Lowell Catholic at Greater Lawrence, 1:30